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Kaktovik, AK

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Sunrise 10:06AMSunset 3:57PM Tuesday January 21, 2020 5:29 AM AKST (14:29 UTC) Moonrise 12:00AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 14% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kaktovik, AK
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FXAK69 PAFG 211056 AFDAFG

Northern Alaska Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fairbanks AK 156 AM AKST Tue Jan 21 2020

Synopsis. Mostly cloudy skies and light snow or flurries will continue today and into Wednesday as a second weak front pushes east out of the Western Interior into the Central and Eastern Interior. Warmer temperatures but still below normal temperatures will continue through Wednesday before falling again toward the end of the week and through the weekend. Winds will generally be light and variable in the interior with the exceptions of the Delta Junction area, and the Bering Strait Coast where east to southeast winds to 25 mph will continue into Tuesday. No change in the Arctic as a band of stratus will bring low clouds and patchy fog to the Central Arctic Coast at times. As flow switches back to northeast and east this afternoon expect stratus and fog to move back in over the Eastern Arctic Coast.

DISCUSSION. Models continue to display excellent run to run continuity, even into the extended periods with the 21/00Z solutions as they develop an omega block pattern over the Eastern Bering Sea late in the week. Surface solutions initialized well against 21/00Z local analysis, but major features strength continues to initialize high pressures systems too low and low pressure systems too high. Highs in the Upper Tanana Valley and Upper Yukon Flats continue to initialize about 5 mb high than the solutions, while the lows to the west are about 3 mb weaker than the 21/00Z solutions. This continues to under play winds along the Eastern Arctic Slope and the Tanana Valley Jet and we have made local edits to the wind fields to compensate. Clouds and local drainage winds continue to play havoc with temperatures. We have made local adjustments to computer guidance to the temperatures to match with current temperatures and trends.

Aloft at 500 mb, the Omega Block that continues to develop with its ridge axis over the Eastern Bering Sea and down wind low pressure trough over Alaska. As the trough deepens a cold airmass will be pushed south and west over Northern Alaska late this week, over the weekend and into next week. This will prolong the well below normal temperature trend of late well into next week. The trough axis will remain north and west of Fairbanks which will bring clouds and some moisture north and northwestward into Central and Eastern Alaska and will prevent temperatures from tanking as they would under clear skies. With 850 mb temperatures in the 25 to 32 below range surface temperatures as still likely to drop into the 20s, 30s and some 40s below in the coldest spots. High temperatures are likely to remain in the teens and 20s below beyond Friday of this week.

Surface . High pressure continues to dominate over Interior Alaska with low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska and the West Coast. High pressure will weaken allowing the decaying weather fronts to move northeast across the state today and Wednesday. 1010 mb highs are in the Upper Tanana Valley and Upper Yukon Flats and will slowly weaken through Wednesday. Leeside troughing is redeveloping north of the Brooks Range and will form into a 999 mb low Wednesday as it moves north of Prudhoe Bay Wednesday. A 997 mb low over the northmen Gulf of Alaska will continue to weaken and move on shore near Prince William Sound by Wednesday morning.

Arctic Coast and Brooks Range . Some stratus, flurries, and patchy dense fog along the Central coast will spread to the Eastern Coast as a weak front continues to swing around the low developing just north of the Brooks Range today. A front over the Chukchi Sea will spread some flurries or light snow to the Northwest Coast tonight.

West Coast and Western Interior . Decaying weather front over the Western Interior will continue to spread flurries or light snow across the Western and Central Interior today and tonight with less than an inch of snow expected at most locations. Winds generally light and variable inland and northeast to southeast along the coast at 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures warmer today, then cooling.

Central and Eastern Interior . Mostly cloudy with flurries or very light snow expected today and tonight. Less than one inch of snow is expected over most of the area. Winds generally light and variable, the exception will be the Delta Junction area where winds will be gusting to 15 to 25 mph today.

Coastal Hazard Potential Days 3 and 4 . None.

Extended forecast for days 4 to 7 . Decreasing chances of precipitation with more breaks in the clouds. Cold air digs back south over the state with temperatures falling through the weekend. A front moving around a low in the Gulf of Alaska will move into the Southeast Interior Sunday spreading snow northwest into the Tanana Valley east of Tanana.

AFG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.

CCC JAN 20


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Airport Reports
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Barter Island, Barter Island LRRS Airport, AK127 mi37 minE 1110.00 miFair-10°F-14°F81%999.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Flaxman Island, Alaska
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Tue -- 04:10 AM AKST     0.29 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 10:03 AM AKST     0.75 feet High Tide
Tue -- 11:47 AM AKST     Sunrise
Tue -- 02:02 PM AKST     Sunset
Tue -- 05:43 PM AKST     -0.03 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:52 PM AKST     0.54 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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